In an effort to facilitate the seamless transition to a hybrid work environment, cybersecurity solutions provider Sophos has unveiled its latest generation of remotely managed Wi-Fi 6 access points.
This new addition complements Sophos’ secure access portfolio, which includes the Sophos Firewall and Sophos Switch.
“This combination of our Sophos AP6 Series and Sophos Switches provides channel partners with a consolidated single vendor access solution strategy, easing the burden and overhead cost of managing multiple disparate systems from different vendors,” said Daniel Cole, vice president of product management at Sophos.
Cole also pointed out that many access layer networks still operate at 1 Gigabit speeds. Sophos aims to address this limitation by modernizing the network ecosystem through its Wi-Fi 6 access points, eliminating a common bottleneck at the physical layer and enhancing the overall network performance for businesses.
Sophos AP6 Series and Sophos Switches
The Sophos AP6 models, including 420E, AP6 840, AP6 840E, and the outdoor AP6 420X, come equipped with at least one built-in 2.5 Gigabit interface, providing faster LAN connectivity. When combined with Sophos multi-Gigabit switches, which also support 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, companies can unlock faster speeds throughout their entire network. Moreover, with the AP6 420E and 840E devices, which support Wi-Fi 6E, organizations can harness the 6 GHz band, a newer and less congested space, delivering high performance for the latest devices.
Sophos’ access points can be conveniently managed through the cloud-based Sophos Central platform, offering a wider range of solutions than any other vendor. This empowers partners to oversee all customer installations, promptly respond to alerts, and efficiently monitor licenses and upcoming renewal dates through a single, user-friendly interface. Additionally, administrators can take advantage of an on-premises interface for on-AP settings.